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Topic: Harvesting for Dyxum Weekly Exhibitions
Posted By: MiPr
Subject: Harvesting for Dyxum Weekly Exhibitions
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 09:44
Dear Dyxumers,

You all know about http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/dyxum-weekly-exhibitions_topic63668.html" rel="nofollow - Dyxum Weekly Exhibitions - quite nice "feature" of our forum I think. Preparing it is not always an easy task - please see the "Exhibition Preparation Rules" in the above linked post. The most troublesome part of this process is neither vote handling nor compiling the exhibition - yes it takes some time to complete but it is purely "mechanical" and does not require any "philosophy" The most troublesome part is "photo harvesting" i.e. getting all candidates:
Photos for consideration for Exhibitions are "harvested" by AMAEs. Simply, each AMAE can add any photo he likes (with the restriction to the above posted eligibility rules) as a candidate for the exhibition. Other members are also welcome to assist with this process (e.g. by reporting some shot as worthy for the Exhibition)

Imagine now that some of us browse all photo subfora of Dyxum in order to provide his/her candidates. Yes, sometimes everyday, sometimes every few days. All new posts. In all subfora. I personally used to do this routinely until I got "stuffed" with it - almost sick Hopefully we have a few AMAEs who still do the great job.

Now, I think that it would be great to involve all of you in this "harvesting" process - as described in the rule cited above: Other members are also welcome to assist with this process (e.g. by reporting some shot as worthy for the Exhibition). As simple as that - if you see a photo which in your opinion is worthy of being included in the weekly exhibition - please report the post by using "Post Options"->"Report Post". You will be asked to provide some description of the "problem" - please just enter "Exhibition Candidate" and please make it clear which photo you want to add as a candidate.

For sure this will add a bit more work for us (in particular: me ) but I think it is worth it if only we will get broader selection of candidates

I hope you'll like the idea.

Best regards,
MiPr


PLEASE NOTE


The opening times for submissions for the next exhibition are generally at 08:30 Central European Time on Thursdays.

Nominations made after that time CANNOT be considered.

So only shots posted between roughly Thursday 08:30 CET week x and Thursday 08:30 CET week x+1 can be considered for the weekly exhibition of week x+1. Nominating shots from before that period will not be considered




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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:08
All Mods and Admins can assist with this as we get the Report Post notifications.

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Posted By: tefoonez
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:11
Would be happy to be involved although not sure I am anywhere near good enough to do so since I have so much to learn, always highlighted by the fantastic POTW galleries

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:38
Previous experience not required, just an eye for a good shot.



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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:40
Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

Previous experience not required, just an eye for a good shot.

The key point in here is that "good shot" usually has completely different meaning for different people But that's what we count on - we want to get better diversity



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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:45
Very good suggestion. Will try to contribute some.


Posted By: Muby
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:50
If it's simple to do, a new option under "Post Options" should be added for this particular reason. This way, you don't have to do the triage between posts reported for issues and those suggested for inclusion in the Exhibitions.

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 10:52
Not possible I am afraid. The facility is fixed in the forum application.

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Posted By: owenn01
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 11:17
From an 'AE' perspective I welcome this move; whilst we try and get to see as many posts as possible during a week I think we all recognize that work and other 'duties' outside of Dyxum get in the way and this can, unfortunately, limit the amount of submissions we can achieve.

This proposal also means we get a very different and 'fresher' set of eyes to look at possible candidates and i think this can only be good news. What it might mean for MiPr one can only guess (what was that about opening Pandora's Box I hear?) but I am confident he has thought the implications through. You have thought them through, haven't you MiPr...?

I for one will be looking forward to seeing how this turns out in the coming weeks so I hope you feel encouraged to report where you see fit.

Best regards to all, Neil

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Posted By: MichelvA
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 11:28
The most important step MiPr can take is enlarging his email box   


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 12:20
No, no, guys, my secret plan is to get it "explode" and then ... step down



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Posted By: Jackjonez
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 14:40
I will gladly contribute to "reporting" pictures :)

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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 14:46
Great idea to let all members contribute to the candidates list for the exhibition.
Let's see how things develop. If MiPr gets flooded (and let's hope so ), I'm sure the AMAE team can rescue him!


Posted By: Micholand
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 18:07
Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

No, no, guys, my secret plan is to get it "explode" and then ... step down

OK, in this case count me in to step down as well

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Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 04 May 2012 at 18:34
I like this idea. I will try to do my part to help. What I find interesting is that I don't always agree with the weekly exhibition and some that I think should have made it don't make it.
Since I have no formal photographic education, my eye is "naive". It will be interesting if me (and other members) come up with a particular picture that we all think is nice but the AE's don't agree. I'm sure the AE's will include it in the weekly exhibition despite their personal reservations.
Yes, more diversity is indeed welcome.
Only time will tell, of course, how it will work out in the long run.


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Posted By: luckyduckie
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 07:11
For us lazy people, can we use just type "POTW?" instead of typing out the whole "exhibition candidate" when we report post?


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 08:28
Sure, just use whatever you want as long as it is clear that you want to add a candidate for Weekly Exhibition and which particular photo you mean (as there could be several in the same post).

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Posted By: stiuskr
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 11:13
You can directly link to individual posts within a topic (i.e. Themed Views or Lens Sample Images) by clicking on the blue dot (or gold star for an unread post) beside the Posted: Date & Time header and then after the refresh copy the address in your browser window. That way when you click on the link instead of having to start at the top of the page and scroll search for the post the link will take you directly to it.

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Posted By: Tricky01
Date Posted: 05 May 2012 at 23:52
Great idea, will do my best to take part. I've always thought it must be a hell of a job for all the mods etc. to do this each week so happy to do anything I can when I can.

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Posted By: sydknee
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 00:58
I'm sure this will work well. The idea of a bigger "selection group" will as you say add more diversity to the POTW candidates.   We sometimes see the comment on a post saying "WOW that's a POTW. So now formalizing the process sits pretty well with me.
That's my 2 cents worth     ( and leaves me 98cents for further posts )

Syd


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 06 May 2012 at 01:47
Thanks to those who have indicated their support this idea.

I have already processed two nominations without any reason to question their validity.

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Posted By: rowivision
Date Posted: 07 May 2012 at 07:26
Good idea! Let the people select the candidates!

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Posted By: JVV
Date Posted: 07 May 2012 at 08:54
Great idea! Will contribute.

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 09 May 2012 at 14:19
The response has been such that there are currently 52 candidates, and there's a day to go before votes are counted.

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 12 May 2012 at 02:39
PLEASE NOTE


The opening times for submissions for the next exhibition are generally at 08:30 Central European Time on Thursdays.

Nominations made after that time CANNOT be considered.

So only shots posted between roughly Thursday 08:30 CET week x and Thursday 08:30 CET week x+1 can be considered for the weekly exhibition of week x+1. Nominating shots from before that period will not be considered





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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 12 May 2012 at 14:38
Small correction: we close the exhib for new candidates on Thursdays at around 08:30 CET (but we are a bit flexible with this ).


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